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m. bovis update 7th December

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New RP identified in Taranaki

You may have seen the media reports that a Taranaki farm has been served a Restricted Place notice, the first one in Taranaki.

It is important to note that this is not a new infection or outbreak. The cattle from this farm come from another farm which is infected and the tests show the herd has been exposed to Mycoplasma bovis and therefore are at a very high risk of being infected.

The M. bovis response team has been working extremely hard and has established that the risk of infection is high.

Total number of farms under movement controls reduced

The number of farms under Restricted Place notices has dropped by two this week to 52 with a number of farms also having their Notices of Direction lifted. Three previous IPs have also had their status revoked this week after depopulating and undergoing a 60 day stand-down period. These farms are now able to begin the process of bringing stock onto the property returning to normal farming practice.

Meanwhile, three farms in the Canterbury region under Restricted Place notices have this week had their IP status confirmed. This means that the total number of Infected Properties remains at 32 this week.

Latest information

Number of active confirmed Infected Properties 32
Number of properties under Restricted Place Notice 52
Properties under Notice of Direction 197
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